Madison Anderson Takes The Second To Crown Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe 2019

Miss Universe 2018 Philippines' Catriona Gray (R) crowns the new Miss Universe 2019 South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi on stage during the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

The former Miss Universe Catriona Gray proudly crowned Zozibini Tunzi the Miss Universe crown for the year of 2019. She hails from South Africa and inherited the crown pushing Madison Anderson and Sofia Aragon to the second and third spots.

3rd Place: Sofia Aragon (Mexico)

2nd Place: Madison Anderson (Puerto Rico)

Winner: Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)

The 68th Miss Universe Competition is hosted by the iconic host, Steve Harvel, and Olivia Culpo and Vanessa Lachey did a great job as backstage correspondents.

Prior to announcing this year’s winner, Harvey told the audience, “This is always a tough moment for me,” referring back to the time he accidentally announced the wrong Miss Universe in 2015. That ceremony’s rightful winner was Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines, but Harvey mistakenly bestowed victory upon the actual runner-up, Ariadna Gutierrez of Colombia. Apologies were made, and time eventually healed all wounds, but the legendary on-air flub will never be forgotten.

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